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abstain - refrain; withhold from participation; intentionally not use one's vote;
demographic - related to population balance; N. demography: statistical study of human population
environ - enclose; surround; N. environs: surrounding area (as of a city)
ceremonious - marked by formality; extremely formal and polite; CF. ceremony: conventional social courtesy
allegory - story, play, or picture in which characters are used as symbols; fable
prosper - become successful (esp. financially); thrive; grow well; Ex. children prospering under his care
idiosyncrasy - individual trait usually odd in nature; behavioral peculiarity; eccentricity; attitude, behavior, or opinion peculiar to a person; anything highly individual or eccentric; ADJ. idiosyncratic
citadel - fortress
meter - arrangement of words in the form of poetry (by accentual rhythm)
peremptory - demanding and leaving no choice; imperative; Ex. peremptory decree/knock